While researching what folding bicycle to buy for a bike around Batam Island (Indonesia) I briefly looked into getting a Tern.
Pluses seemed to be design and quality. Downsides: inability to get parts when I am in Vietnam etc. Kind of like owning a Macintosh computer?
BTW, I am an urban bicyclist. I ended up buying a cheapo and giving it away in Singapore. But the folding bike concept appeals to me as I could carry my city transport wherever I go in Asia. Thing is I usually use trains and buses and don’t know how practical a folding lux bike would be in the third world. I don’t live in bicycle-friendly (?) East Asia.
Coming to Taiwan at which time I will shop around for a good second-hand high quality folding bicycle. Tern comes to mind, but there might be better choices.